Burial & Cremation
Helping you create a place of remembrance
When the time comes to choose a final place for yourself or a loved one, we’re here for you. We offer both individual and family burial sites within our 16 consecrated cemetery environments throughout the diocese, which spans from northern New York to the southern tier. Whether you are ready to make arrangements, just have questions, or struggling with decisions, one of our Family Service Guides will provide the answers and advice you need to make the best decisions for yourself and your family.
For those who choose cremation
Cremation is an increasingly popular choice among those of all faiths. Whether you’re interested in a traditional Catholic ceremony and entombment, or have specific wishes in regards to cremation for yourself or a loved one—we’re here to help with answers, guidance and support. We offer you many ways to remember:
Mausoleums – Interior and exterior mausoleum crypts are available.
Cremation Niches – Also known as columbariums, cremation niches are available in a variety of sizes and prices.
Urn Gardens – Select cemeteries contain special areas for the inurnment and memorialization of cremated remains.
For those who choose earth burial
Generations of families have chosen our cemeteries to celebrate lives well lived. When you’re ready to make arrangements—whether your planning ahead or have an immediate need—our team will guide you, so that you may select what is best for you, your loved one and your budget. Earth burial options include:
- Individual or family plots
Several of our locations feature garden and chapel mausoleums that offer a place of peace and tranquility for visiting family members and friends. We offer a variety of placement options, as well as building settings and inscription choices to memorialize yourself or a loved one. Climate controlled chapels found inside some mausoleums are ideal for larger family gatherings or celebration of special events such as birthdays or anniversaries. Above-ground burial options include:
- Community Mausoleum
- Private Mausoleum
- Community Columbarium
- Private Columbarium
- Niche Wall